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OUTPUT FROM COMPUTER TO DVR/VCR/TV


au187

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As most of you know, you CAN'T edit Real Media files in Videowave (anybody recommend a program to convert RM files to WM files so you can?).

 

I thought I would get creative and take the OUTPUT of my computer and feed video and audio into a DVR. Then I could CAPTURE the newly recorded video files from my DVR (that always works in Videowave) and edit to my heart's delight.

 

When I call up ANY player - WMP, RMP, DIVX, VLC - you see the player itself and all the controls that go with it; however, whilst I see the video playback just great on my computer monitor, what comes out on the DVR (and subsequently on my television set) is nothing but BLACK. :)

 

Any one have any ideas what is going on?

 

Thanks...

 

NORM

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That's just exactly what I did too Bruce and about that many years ago.. And like you I haven't used it again. I even go so far as to suggest to others NOT to use it :)

 

Frank....

 

I didn't want to say it is bad, but it is. When I was just out in Idaho, I removed it from my son's computer. LOL. He said he had some problems with it, and I told him that I knew how to fix that problem, and I did. :huh:

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I'm confused.

 

You say "I thought I would get creative and take the OUTPUT of my computer and feed video and audio into a DVR. Then I could CAPTURE the newly recorded video files from my DVR (that always works in Videowave) and edit to my heart's delight". Now maybe I'm dense, but I just don't understand that.

 

Could you please explain in a step by step approach what you're doing and when you're getting the black screen? What device are you using to 'output' from your computer to the DVR? Is that device capable of outputting a signal?

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Two cables: One is the video output cable (multi-pin plug into the back of the computer with an RCA female plug on the other end) running from the computer to VIDEO IN jack on the DVR. The other cable is an audio cable from the audio out to L&R audio IN on the DVD Recorder.

 

Again, on the television set (monitoring the output of the computer) you see the player itself, all the menus but the acutal video prorgram you are playing is nothing but black. Weird?

 

Isn't there a program that let's you burn Real player VIDEO files to a DVD? They all do audio!

 

NORM

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I'm still a little confused ml, but my thinking says there has to be a better way !!! :)

I can take just about anything I have that will play on a DVD, VCR, TV or what ever, and feed it through my "Dazzle" Digital Video Creator 150 to get what I want. I'm not that familiar with RM stuff so that's probably why I'm still a liitle confused.

 

Frank....

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Any one have any ideas what is going on?

 

Real Media files have DRM you need there player or do some registry hacks and codec downloads to play. The codec's can do enough damage

if you don't have some experience same with the registry hacks. There player is a invasive piece o crap IMO. So you need to by-pass the DRM and that is illegal according to your user agreement! Do a Google search on Playing Editing Real Media files.

 

cdanteek

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I'm not that familiar with RM stuff so that's probably why I'm still a liitle confused.

 

Frank....

 

I asked for more information about how this poster is trying to export the video back to the DVR and I still don't know the answer.

 

Some capture cards, Dazzle, and camcorders equipment will allow you to export the signal and some equipment are for importing video only.

 

Without a more detailed description of what equipment is being used and how the poster is attempting to export the video, it's impossible to help further. A description of the cable being used doesn't help a lot. The cable will only carry a signal if the devices on both ends are able to send and receive a signal.

 

Black usually indicates an equipment failure rather than a software failure. I've gotten the black screen myself when I've hooked something up incorrectly or the settings on the input device were not set correctly. ( Each of my VCRs requires different menu settings and different input ports. Reading the owners manual was tedious, but necessary for success. And finding the settings for my camcorder was a real challenge. )

 

I'll be glad to try to help, but more information is necessary.

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When I encountered a web site that "Required Real", I use to send the webmaster a note explaining that if that is the case, they have absolutely nothing on their website that I need…

 

As cdanteek says, it is invasive and not worth the trouble to bother with.

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When I encountered a web site that "Required Real", I use to send the webmaster a note explaining that if that is the case, they have absolutely nothing on their website that I need…

 

As cdanteek says, it is invasive and not worth the trouble to bother with.

 

I used Real Player about 7 or 8 years ago. It controlled everything that I did, involving .wav and other sound files. I uninstalled it, and never used it again. It went beyond invasive.

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